February 8, 2005 Subject:
5. la plana
7. continuation of dersu
January 13, 2005 Subject:
Such a treat is this combo. Everything from crispy percussion to the clarity in CH's strings makes this a must for any dinner party.....or dessert for that matter.
October 23, 2004 Subject:
All four guys in this group are percussive players, in fact...but when I say "crisp percussion" I mean that it's worth noting that the recording quality for the drums is especially clear (which is good, because there are some great extended percussion jams here). Slightly muddy sound on the sax is all that keeps this from 5 stars. Inventive improv and group dynamics from all players.
March 21, 2004 Subject:
This show is an absolute must. Very neat listening to
3/4ths of the "analog playground" quartet play with a different sax player. Skerik absolutely kills on this, no saxophonics, just that beautfiul tone he plays so masterfully. Its great listening to these players collaborate, you hear so many re-curring themes throughout their various lineups. in the spin seekers, you hear skerik plaing the theme to falling off the floor from stanton moore. Plena for my grundle when it was still just a hunter tune. And the Dersu->???? is one of the funkiest bits of music i have ever heard. Amazing, all of it. Plus you get a killer show with the rhythm alstars, chopek/lovejoy/hunter. These cats can down right groove. I would get this one immdediately and spread it to all the folks you know